"We're being punished for working hard," he added. "It's this, 'Everybody gets their trophy syndrome.' You're still going to create a class of winners and losers, and another group is going to want to change. Everybody can't win all the time.
"Over the years, I've not had one transfer. We work hard. I bust my butt. I've had a bypass surgery over it. These people complaining should put more resources into better coaching." -Rhett Stallworth Yuma Catholic
I saw this was already talked about in a D456 forum but I thought it deserved to be put on the spotlight on the big stage...
First off let me start off by saying I don't feel that Innes said anything terrible. I think he truly is looking out for the best interest of his kids and wants them to be as successful as possible. However, on that same note he says ""I've got no problem playing D. IV if they weren't in it," Northwest Christian Athletic Director and football coach Dave Inness said. "But I don't have those kids to play them."
So what you are telling us, is that it is ok for NW to dominate all of the rural schools and blow them away every week, be tested once or twice a year, then your season really starts when playoffs come? AGAIN, I think he wants what is best for his kids and means well in what he says, he really is a stand up guy.
NOW, to the shot heard round the world.....
I absolutely love that people have been calling ol Rhett out for his records when he was at Yuma High...it was just below .500....so Basically he didnt start caring and working hard until he got to YC??? Do I think he is a good coach? YES! even with the best talent you have to be able to put it all together for one state championship, much less multiple. But get off your high horse and quit believing that it is ALL you and how hard your kids work. If any of you have ever stood on Yuma Catholic's football field, you hop the fence, and BAM, there is Kofa high school...a school with over 2,000 kids. So logic tells me if they only got some of the top players from that school alone, they get a leg up. Not to mention that they get some of the top players from the other Yuma schools as well. If you say that's not true, you are in denial.
Again, do I think Stallworth is a bad coach with no talent and his kids don't have to work and they just walk on the field and dominate? NO!!!!
BUT I do think they get a pretty big leg up on a team like Antelope...if you don't think so you are crazy
To say they basically need to hire someone like him if they want to win is a complete slap to the face and I would not be surprised if he made some enemies